AVERAGE function

Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of the arguments.

Syntax

AVERAGE(number1,number2, ...)

Number1, number2, ...     are 1 to 30 numeric arguments for which you want the average.

Remarks

  • The arguments must be either numbers or references that contain numbers.

  • If an array or column reference argument contains text, logical values, or is empty, those values are either ignored or return the #VALUE! error value; however, arguments with the value zero are included.

Example

Col1

Col2

Col3

Col4

Col5

Formula

Description (Result)

10

7

9

27

2

=AVERAGE([Col1], [Col2], [Col3], [Col4], [Col5])

Average of the column numbers (11)

10

7

9

27

2

=AVERAGE([Col1], [Col2], [Col3], [Col4], [Col5], 5)

Average of the column numbers and 5 (10)

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